What are the Pros and Cons of using my Trichlor pucks to raise my cyanuric acid while changing over to BBB ? Was sold EZ Pool with the pool 6 weeks ago and was never instructed to add any Cyanuric Acid.
I bought a Leslies Total Pool Care DPD test kit - (made by Taylor- alot like their K-2006 except it has R-0001, R-0002, R-0003 for Free, combined, and total Chlorine, instead of the powder like the better kit has.)
Anyway, it does test CYA and my pool tests very, very low still. You can always see the black dot at the bottom of the vial even filled to the top. Water taken to the "pool Man" tests 10 - and he crosses it off the recommended additions on the printout sheet.
Since I still have Trichlor pucks and they raise CYA which I need in order to use BBB anyway--- should I just keep using them for a while longer, although it doesn't seem to be going up very fast. I have added 1 -3" puck per week for 6 weeks now.
OR should I just put them on the shelf and go buy Cyanuric Acid now?
We have gotten ALOT of rain this summer and have had to raise alkalinty several times, last test was
Alk 62 ( he recommened 1 1/2 lbs Sodium Bicarbonate)
CH 323 ( he recommend 1 1/2 lbs Calcium Chloride) I think this is because of the parameters EZ Pool needs, 350-500, however, I did not add anymore.
What do you think?
16' AG Vinyl, Hayward Highrate 17" Dreamline Sand filter,
Hayward 1hp Power-flo LX